The Joy of a Family Home
May 1, 2012
OHIO -In recognition of National Foster Care Awareness Month celebrated in May, REM Ohio is proud to recognize all host-home Mentors who continue to exhibit outstanding care and support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each year REM Ohio takes extra efforts to celebrate with exceptional families that have stepped up to the challenge and rewards of supporting others in their personal home.
REM Ohio’s host-home program matches adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in the homes of dedicated caregivers in the community, whom we fondly refer to as “Mentors”. Mentors open their personal homes and their hearts and provide ongoing support while nurturing meaningful relationships with others – providing the foundation for personal growth, development, and happiness.
“Individuals who chose to live in an adult host-home often maintain close relationships with their biological families, but the Mentor plays a very important support role in their lives”, said Carla Parker, REM Ohio Executive Director. “Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities often require special care and an extraordinary commitment from their Mentors. Our long history of services in this unique family setting clearly demonstrates that everyone can benefit and thrive in happy, safe, and stable family homes.”
All award recipients will be honored in the regions where they serve at REM Ohio’s Annual Mentor Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony.
If you are interested in learning more or becoming an adult host-home Mentor please call 888.644.9730 for more information.